3.08.2007

The Team To Beat

Just so our audience, or writers which is pretty much the same thing, knows...we will be having a grand opening tomorrow for our new blog. It is basically my favorite time of the year. NCAA basketball has reached the tournament stage (we should do some brackets, brothers) and the best sport on the planet has peeked it's head out of the hole where it spent the winter. Six more weeks of winter? Did baseball see it's shadow? Sammy Sosa on the Texas Rangers???

Who cares! We've got seven months of baseball ahead of us!!!

Seven months of Jose Reyes hitting triples, stealing bases, dancing like a maniac...

Seven months to talk about Carlos Beltran's mole, the mole's chances at an MVP award, and whether or not the mole and David Wright go to dinner as much as they used to...

Seven months to argue about whether or not the pitching staff is good enough, whether or not the offense can carry them or whether or not Billy Wagner will give me an ulcer watching him pitch...

Seven months to watch Glavine do what he has always done which is win, to watch Pedro recuperate, return and burn those who doubt him, and of course seven months to watch one of the best young pitching staffs become one of the best period...

Seven months to watch Jimmy Rollins predictions become a source of inspiration (didn't they finish twelve games behind the Mets last year?), seven months to talk about who is the better team in New York, seven months to talk about how much I love hot dogs...

Seven months to see Lastings Milledge reach his potential, get the Republican nod for presidential candidacy, and finally high five everyone along Pennsylvania Avenue...

I could go on like this forever but you get the point...It's baseball season and it couldn't have come a moment sooner for me.

The link is in the title to our new summer home, The Dugout. It's a baseball blog dedicated to the New York Metropolitans. It might take some time to make it look as spiffy and/or obscene as this blog but I have high hopes for it's potential as well as the team's chances at the ultimate prize...a World Series Title.

So break out your transistor radio, unfold your folding chair, put up the hammock, fire up the BBQ and get ready for some baseball.

LETS PLAY BALL!!!
And as Always

10 comments:

Fakester said...

I invited you guys to join a bracket, it's free. I figure we all have brakets for money that we get involved in separately.

Beat it

MR. FAKEHEAD MET said...

BY THE WAY, GREAT BLOG MOOKS, I FUCKING LOVE THE METS AND I LOVE BASEBALL.

GO METS!!!!!!!!!!!!
MILLIDGE IN '12

Mookie McFly said...

CHECK OUT THIS SITE...

http://milledgefacts.blogspot.com/

According to this site:

Lastings Milledge wasn’t slapping fives with fans after his first big league homerun. He was healing lepers and cripples.

Fake said...

That's funny Mooks.

Where is Unruly today?

By the way, I disagree with your prior comment about Jones, Mooks. He will easily gain 1000 yards, as long as he is healthy. You'll see. His arms are almost as big as Dom Mussolino's.

Mookie McFly said...

He never gained 1000 yards before last year...and no one in the league could have carried the ball more than him. I just don't see it. He seems like a good guy but I'd rather have a guy who is good at this point. The guy played in possibly the worst conference in all of football which has the worst defense (besides the Bears) to face off against.

In his previous six years as a pro (no spring chicken) he only gained 1000 yards once prior to this year. He never even gained more than 650 yards (on Arizona & Tampa) until he got to Chicago. The previous two years on Chicago he gained 2,283 yards but on 554 carries. That is not awe inspiring for a feature back on a team w/a good "O" line in a weak conference. He isn't in Kansas anymore (or Illinois, it's all the same to me). He'll be facing off against the best defenses that the NFL has to offer in the AFC.

I just don't see replacing the one mediocre back we had with another one...Remember Barlow gained 1000 yards one year with San Fran too and that didn't work out so well for the Jets either. Anyway, I hope you are right but I see shades of this year if this is the guy we go with...according to a lot of experts, he is overated with a capital "O"...

Mookie McFly said...

I was wrong about only gaining 1000 last year...he did it the year before too...big whoop. Curtis did it every year for like 100 years.

The Overfloater said...

The stats don't lie Mookster. But they don't tell the whole story either. He did get hurt a few years in a row and he had to earn his starting spot. Jones had to wait for A-Train to get traded, then he got hurt two years in a row. He was pissed off at the Bears (like every one of their players and coaches, whats up with that?) for the whole Cedric bensn deal, which I don't blame him. Benson sucks and his attitude is worse. Bears take big step back next year.

My prediction, Jones misses 2 - 4 games but still cracks the 1,000 yard plateau which doesn't mean much anymore. But, he can catch too and that will be useful. he is also a good blocker and a veteran so he knows what blitzes look like, that cannot be understated either. I think he was a great pick considering the jets didn't gibe up much at all, just a second rounder. Very solid move by mangini, but again I can understand Mookie's skepticism.

Unruly said...

I am sort of with Mooks on this one. I am not sold on Jones. But I like the fact that I have no expectations of this guy.

I am trying to trust in Mangini more than anything. He has me drinking the Koolade after this year. I just hope he stays in the right direction.

OK, smell ya later.

PS: I didn't even know Beltran had a mole until Mooks pointed it out. He has to get that thing removed. It is gross.

Fake Cabaza said...

Did you watch a Mets game last year? You could see his mole even from where we were sitting Unruly!

Hey - gaining 1000 yards doesn't impress you Figgy? Well, I guess when you did it during your NFL career it was harder. You try running the ball with people like Shawn Merriman and Ray Lewis and other huge, crazy, fast people coming at you 100 miles an hour an hitting you like a freight train, 20-30 times a game. It ain't easy.

And Mooks, there is no question that Curtis was one of the best Jets, ever, period. It is difficult to compare the next Jets RB to him, he is at the top of the food chain. Who followed Walter Payton in Chicago, Neal Anderson? He was okay, but he wasn't even close to the brilliance that Sweetness demonstrated on the field. We may NEVER get another Curtis, but the Jets are trying to do the best they can.

All that being said, I do have concerns about Jones' age and durability. We'll just have to wait until next year, right?

In the meantime, let's fucking go Mets!

Mookie McFly said...

Okay, I won't kill the guy until next year. He is better than Barlow obviously...and hopefully he is better than any of the ten other rb's the Jets could've gone after...either way he is a Jet.